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Violinist James Ehnes

Benjamin Ealovega 2012

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto + Pictures at an Exhibition

Wed, May 24–Sat, May 27, 2023 Roy Thomson Hall

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Its staggering virtuoso demands were deemed “unplayable” when first composed—but Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto has gone on to become one of the best-known and best-loved in the repertoire. No one in the world plays it better than international Canadian star James Ehnes, “a violinist in a class of his own” (The Times). Imbued with the technicolour magic of master-orchestrator Maurice Ravel, Mussorgsky’s sonic gallery tour is one of music’s most unique and electrifying showpieces, and builds to an unforgettable, must-hear-live finale replete with blazing brass, crashing gongs, and pealing bells.

Program

RBC Affiliate Composer

New Work

World Première/TSO Commission

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel

Pictures at an Exhibition

Performers

Conductor Jader Bignamini

Jader Bignamini

conductor
Violinist James Ehnes

James Ehnes

violin
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto + Pictures at an Exhibition is Part of:

Wednesday 1

Seven Wednesday concerts at 8:00pm
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Six Saturday concerts at 8:00pm and one Friday concert at 7:30pm
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